Apple CEO Tim Cook has made the list of TIME‘s 100 Most Influential People of 2022, earning a spot in the “Titans” category on the annual list. TIME annually showcases the most influential figures, including executives, actors, musicians, and other celebrities.
This is not the first time Cook has been included on the list multiple times in recent years. While Cook is included in the “Titans” category, other categories include “Artists,” “Innovators,” “Leaders,” “Icons,” and “Pioneers.”
Tim Cook’s profile on the list was authored by the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ wife Laurene Powell Jobs, who talked about the “compassion and discipline” Cooks shows as the head of the company.
Apple is Tim Cook’s life’s work, and in this work, Tim displays mastery. Tim has demonstrated more range in his leadership of one of the world’s largest companies than any contemporary CEO. Since Apple’s products and policies affect the very character of contemporary life, Tim’s job demands not only business wisdom but also philosophical wisdom. The intense pressure of setting and executing Apple’s progression with deep precision, and of taking responsibility for the company’s effects on society, is almost unimaginable. Yet Tim does it with compassion and discipline, turning to nature to replenish his spirit. In the summer he can be found hiking in our national parks, buoyed by the majesty of the mountains.
After more than a decade at the helm, Tim has carved out a place as not only one of the world’s most admired CEOs but an exemplar of moral leadership, technological imagination, environmental stewardship, and humanitarianism. To paraphrase a famous speech by Theodore Roosevelt: Tim strives valiantly, dares greatly, and spends himself in a grand cause.
Other notable’s on the 2022 TIME 100 list include Simu Liu, Zoë Kravitz, Michelle Yeoh, Zendaya, Amanda Seyfried, Oprah Winfrey, Mary J. Blige, and Quinta Brunson. The full list is available for perusing on the TIME website.